News Release

UnidosUS Releases Its 2020 Issues Platform

On the eve of the second democratic national debate, UnidosUS unveils Latino policy priorities

July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC— Ahead of the second democratic presidential debate, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino advocacy and civil rights organization, unveiled its 2020 Issues Platform, an issues agenda that reflects the Latino community’s vision for the nation, including detailed policy recommendations aimed at tackling key issues for Latinos—among them health care, education and jobs.

“Throughout our history as an organization, we’ve led the fight on many key issues, representing the voices of the Hispanic community across the United States and their desire to have a chance at building their own American Dream. Now, more than ever, we felt a need to ensure that those policy proposals are front and center—particularly at a time where eight in 10 Latinos are concerned about the Trump administration’s policies of division,” said UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía.

The platform provides detailed key recommendations in areas like expanding affordable health care and paid family leave, broadening homeownership opportunities, providing access to quality and equitable educational experience for our nation’s children and reforming our immigration policies to restore justice and end family separation.

UnidosUS has been at the forefront of advancing federal and state policies that allow Latino families to thrive. It has also registered more than 700,000 new voters over the last decade. Today, one in five Americans are Latino and the community represents one of the fastest growing segments of the American electorate. In fact, in 2018, Latino voters participated in the election at unprecedented levels. 2020 will be a pivotal year in national politics, and Hispanics, once again, are expected to play a key role.

On Monday, August 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. PST, UnidosUS will also host four of the top democratic contenders for the presidency at its Annual Conference slated to take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

“We encourage policymakers and candidates for office to consider our comprehensive, forward-thinking recommendations. We believe that stronger communities make a stronger America and that it is in the best interests of our country to allow all of us an opportunity to thrive and contribute,” concluded Murguía.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
news@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1732